Nintendo of America hires new executive VP of Sales and Marketing

Nintendo has found their replacement for Cammy today; Scott Moffitt. This is quite exciting as a new marketer can have a huge impact o n the direction of the company and sales; just look at Reggie when he first came in, he started off with his famous quote: “My name is name is Reggie; I am about kicking ass and taking names” and well you saw the success that Nintendo had with the Wii and DS when he came aboard.

Will Moffitt have that same type of effect, we will have to wait and see, but generally change is good and that is what Nintendo needs right now.

NINTENDO OF AMERICA HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE VP OF SALES & MARKETING

Scott Moffitt to Drive Continued Growth for Nintendo Hardware and Software Brands

REDMOND, Wash., May 9, 2011 – Nintendo of America is pleased to announce the hiring of a new executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. Effective May 9, Scott Moffitt will assume responsibility for sales and marketing activities for Nintendo throughout North America. Moffitt will work from Nintendo’s office in Redwood City, Calif., and report to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

Moffitt comes to Nintendo from Henkel Consumer Goods, where he oversaw North American operations for leading personal-care brands such as Dial, Right Guard, Tone and Pure & Natural. During his five years as senior vice president and general manager for the Personal Care division, he orchestrated an overhaul of the flagship Dial and Right Guard brands.

“Scott Moffitt makes a marvelous addition to the Nintendo team,” Fils-Aime said. “His expertise in driving growth will be a terrific asset as we build momentum for the Nintendo 3DS system and continue to reach new audiences for the Wii console.”

“Nintendo is a brand unlike any other,” Moffitt said. “I look forward to helping shape the company’s future for all kinds of players.”

Moffitt’s 20-plus years of leadership and marketing experience also include a formidable stint at PepsiCo, where he helped grow and revitalize the SoBe portfolio of brands and spearheaded the launch of Mountain Dew Code Red and AMP Energy Drink. As a marketing director and manager, he also oversaw product development and repositioning efforts for an array of top beverage brands, including Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Aquafina and Mug Old Fashioned Root Beer.

Moffitt holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

For more information Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Source: Nintendo Press Site

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